Thursday, May 28, 2009

ready, set, go
{the painting, moving, breathing again post}

Tomorrow is May 29th! Hooray! We went paint shopping yesterday and finalized our plan of attack:

We aren't painting the guest room, mud/laundry room, or downstairs bath right now. They are in great shape, with reasonable colors, therefore we can leave doing something fun with them as projects for me down the road.

We are giving ourselves until June 7th to complete painting the rest of the house. Carpets will be cleaned on the 8th. Furniture delivered on the 10th. Internet & phone off at old house- and Brielle turns 12- on the 12th. Moved completely in to the new house by the 14th. Cable, phone, Internet reconnected on the 15th. Breathe. Begin the fun of making the house our home- and posting all the before and afters here- June 16th and beyond.

Kind of ambitious, but we feel like we built in enough spare time for the things that come up along the way. We'll see. In the meantime, I won't be posting, but I will try to keep my twitter updated.

Before I go, here's a sneak peek at where I'm going with the house...

the paint colors (all Pratt&Lambert)
  • main living area : Pearl White
  • upstairs bath : Briny Deep and White
  • master bedroom: Amory
  • master 1/2 bath : Dependable
  • teen room : Symphony Blue
  • the littles' room : Scent of Semillon

Not the prettiest names- but I'm happy with the palette.

I also have some projects that include Black paint.


I'm loving this pair of pillow covers on Etsy for my new living room, but since I'm only getting half of my sectional now and half at the end of July (the right side and ottoman are out of stock- how does that happen? Did someone order just a left side?!??), I might hold off for a bit.

So, feeling kind of like a high school senior when I say, "I'm outta' here"...

I am.

For now.


Ashley said...

Good luck! Have fun!

So excited for you.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, you are ambitious but lots of fun things coming up for you!

Have fun with it all!

Sarah C. said...

How exciting! Looking forward to seeing photos of the results in a few weeks. :)

Holly said...

I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see the before and afters!

Kat said...

Good luck! And I'm exhausted for you already. :)

Wendy said...

Good luck! Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. :)

tommie said...

I almost look forward to a move every so often! It is good for the soul. Great time to declutter a bunch of that stuff just taking up time and energy.

Love the colors of that pillow. The orange in it is almost the color of my bathrooms.

Have fun! It will all soon be over and you will be in a great home.

Dandee said...

So much to look forward to! I can't wait to see the results.

Ann(ie) said...

Okay, first of all those pillow covers are ADORABLE!!!! I'm so excited for you! Moving takes a lot of work, but it's oh so worth it to get to decorate a new place. I cannot wait to see pics!!!!

ArtMind said...

Wootwoot! SO exciting, Gina! Can't wait to see loads of pics! Try to keep on breathing too while you fulfill all these plans! :)

Susan said...

Congratulations! And good job ignoring the paint names. They can be very persuasive even though they are entirely irrelevant.

mamabear said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy, busy this week with all that painting! I love painting though. It really changes the whole vibe of the room when you are finished. I can't wait to see the before and after pics.
Oh, and just my two cents: Joan Jett helps painting go along MUCH faster. :-)


ps- thanks so much for the pep talk, Gina. i needed someone to be honest with me. your comment was just what i needed to hear. :-)

Jean said...

So happy for you and your family. I know you are going to love your new house and we can't wait to see the updates!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Busy times ahead for you!

Weird about your sectional!

Wendy said...

How's the painting goal coming along? I hope that you're not the only one doing the painting... Yeah, that's what happens around here. I can't wait to see your pictures!

elexisb said...

Oh my Gosh, how exciting! I am sooo happy for you! Hope all is going well and you're having lots of fun :)

PamperingBeki said...

Have fun!!

I actually love painting.

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